Saturday, March 27, 2010

We Revisit Narnia in April

Will Vaus has done it again! Another great book for Lewis fans, and this time he leads us on an exploration of Narnia. The book, The Hidden Story of Narnia, is "hot off the press," and Will is going to revisit our Society and tell us all about it. The meeting will be at The Camp House, 1427 Williams Street, in the Southside of Chattanooga, Friday 23 April, at 7:00 P.M.

By the way, in a recent e-mail to those on our list, I attributed the following quote about Will's book to Dr. Bruce Edwards:
"What a delightful--and helpful--book! Readers of Lewis' Narnia books will enjoy splashing back into the stories and thinking about the enduring truths so freshly evoked by Lewis and highlighted by Will Vaus. Though rooted in solid scholarship and theology, The Hidden Story of Narnia is accessible to those new to both. It will take you back to The Chronicles of Narnia for another look--at the books, at yourself."

However, now that I look at the page on Will's website again, I think I've got the reviewers mixed up. The above quote seems to be from Wayne Martindale, Professor of English, Wheaton College. Bruce's quote is as follows:

"As with his previous work on C. S. Lewis, Will Vaus provides clarity and informed perspective, taking us behind the scenes of the origins and meaning of Narnia. The teacher as well as the student of Narnia will find this a very useful volume."

Oh well - we get the point: great book!

Hope to see you in April and be sure to tell everyone that the meeting is not at Rock Point Books, as it has been in the past, but at The Camp House. Thank you!

Debrief:
Our new venue at the Camp House worked out really well. Will was able to put his powerpoint on their screens, plenty of room for everybody, sound was good, and - and! - parking was great! Will introduced his new book, spending most of the time on Voyage of the Dawn Treader. Quite enjoyable and we look forward to having Will with us again.

2 comments:

Bruce in Ohio said...

Hey David, thanks for the clarification on quotes but I think you can interchange me and Wayne and we would be happy with either citation! -Bruce

The Rev. David Beckmann said...

Roger that, Bruce!